Gateway M7342u Laptop Review

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The Gateway M7342u is an example of a classy laptop conglomerated with priceless works of design. The deep pacific blue finished laptop, flaunting some of the finest features ever possible, is now backed by unplugged power assurance from Windows. Well, this is what we can call ‘amenities galore’. Its media, application and processing qualities are just breathtaking.

The Gateway M7342u comes with an Pentium Dual Core processor from Pentium, the best in its class. Supporting ample performance an assuring trust and durability, this high speed and high powered processor is sure to provide an extra boost to the system. To make media and entertainment lively and livelier, the machine comes with a built in Intel’s Graphics media accelerator 4500 series card. With 1GB worth dynamic video memory, entertainment reaches a new height. It only improves the graphics performance but also saves power. What more to expect from an 3-GB RAM support! The faster, now just got fastest. It makes everything accomplishing more easily and more often. And if it is not enough, the massive 320GB hard drive is sufficient to make a space for everyone.

The Gateway M7342u is an all media laptop with more number of applications, but everything remains incomplete without the giant 15.4-inch ultra-bright TFT monitor. With a resolution of 1280×800, this monitor is just sufficient enough to transform application to entertainment at any point and vice versa. Well, if you need more, the Gateway M7342u comes with 4 USB ports to provide choices for countless other additional features. In addition to that, the system is also attached with many external ports like RJ-45 and many more.

With a look that is more than sufficient to make everybody stunned, this head turner from Gateway is a sure shot winner in the market and promises to dominate it for quite a long time. The Gateway M7342u also comes with a built in broadband modem making it easier for all of us to bring home the whole world right in our lap. The machine also comes with a lithium ion battery with backups that never fade.

The Gateway M7342u comes with a one-year warranty. However, by purchasing the suitable warranty extension plan, you can extend this service. The Gateway M7342u is a perfect combination of media & application and it is ideally suited for both office users and media freaks.

Specifications of the Gateway M7342u

Operating system: The machine comes with a 32 bit genuine Windows Vista home edition.

L2 cache: It has 3MB L2 which is shared with the primary memory.

Hard drive: 320 GB SATA with 5400rpm

Weight: 6lbs

Enclosure: Full aluminum body with deep pacific blue finish and brush metallic keyboard

HDMI interface: HDMI version 1.2

Bus: System bus is of 1066MHz

Expansion slot: Express card

Multimedia buttons: Metal precision touch

Processor: Intel’s Dual core processor with a clock frequency of 2GHz supported by Intel’s 965 chipset for adding flexibility

Primary memory: 3GB of DDR2 RAM which is expandable up to 8GB

Graphics: It comes with Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator with 1GB of dynamic video memory, which is shared with the main memory

Optical drive: 24x dual layer DVD writer with label flash technology

Video: There is built in1.3 mega pixel camera, mini display port with support for VGA, DVI and dual link DVI

Display: 15.4-inch ultra bright LED display with 1280 x 800 resolutions

USB: 6 USB 2.0 ports supporting a data transfer rate of 480Mbps

Networking: 10/100 Ethernet card from Gigabyte

Audio: The system comes with a built in high performance audio system

Hardware accessories: 60w power adapter, power cord, AC wall plug and lithium polymer battery

Wireless: Integrated 802.11 wireless network, Bluetooth 2.1 and EDR (enhanced data rate) module

Gateway M7301u Review

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The stunning Gateway M7301u is a laptop, which is perfect for work and fun. Not only does it score in terms of quality, but also does not disappoint in looks and features. With a garnet red finish sparkling gorgeously all over the body, the machine is sure to take the breath away. It also comes with the best of the best packing of software and hardware thus making it reach the top at an instant and without a doubt.

The Gateway M7301u is powered by Intel’s Dual core processor, which ensures a high quality performance complemented by reliability and trust. It is also the best in its class and perfectly suited for laptops of medium ranges. The Gateway M7301u has taken media and entertainment to a new level by getting it attached with Intel’s Graphics media accelerator 4500 series card having 1GB of dynamic video memory. This configuration paves the way for the laptop to become the greatest combination of application and fun. When such high performance features are embedded, it is also necessary to mention the massive 4GB RAM that comes with it, which provides a superb speed. The Gateway M7301u also has a 320 GB hard drive sufficient enough to keep everything that you can wish for.

The system comes with a brilliant 15.4-inch ultra-bright TFT monitor with a resolution of 1280 x 800, which lets you to enjoy movies, games and more. With a 5-in-1 media card reader and an integrated 1.3 mega pixel camera, everything comes to the laptop at ago. To add more, the Gateway M7301u is provided with 4 USB ports. Also comes with it is a broadband modem and a Norton Internet security pack. The Gateway M7301u has got a Microsoft Office pack for 60 days and an ExpressCard expandability feature too.

With 10/100 Ethernet LAN and 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity, the world comes to a single stage with Gateway M7301u. The Gateway M7301u comes with 1 year limited warranty, which can be extended by purchasing the suitable warranty extension plan. The Gateway desktop comes with features, which undoubtedly make it the numero-uno in the digital market. Again, since it is averagely priced at $649.99, this laptop suitable is for all range of customers.

Specifications of the Gateway M7301u

Operating system: It is run by the 32-bit genuine Windows Vista home edition and has Windows Defender, Media Center and Parental Control as applications

L2 cache: 3MB L2, which is shared with the primary memory

Hard drive: 320 GB SATA with 5400rpm

Weight: 2.90 kg

Enclosure: Full aluminum body with metallic garnet red finish and brush metallic keyboard

Expansion slot: Express card

HDMI interface: HDMI version 1.2

Bus: System bus is of 1066MHz

Multimedia buttons: Metal precision touch

Processor: Intel’s Dual core with clock frequency of 2.8GHz supported by Intel’s 965 chipset for adding flexibility

Primary memory: 4GB of DDR2 RAM which is expandable up to8GB

Graphics: It comes with Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator with 1GB of dynamic video memory, which is shared with the main memory

Optical drive: 24x dual layer DVD writer with label flash technology

Video: There is built in1.3 mega pixel camera, mini display port with support for VGA, DVI and dual link DVI

Display: 15.4-inch ultra bright LED display with 1280 x 800 resolutions

USB: 4 USB 2.0 ports supporting a data transfer rate of 480Mbps

Networking: 10/100 Ethernet card from Gigabyte

Audio: The system comes with a built in high performance audio system

Wireless: Integrated 802.11 wireless network, Bluetooth 2.1 and EDR (enhanced data rate) module

Hardware accessories: 60w power adapter, power cord, AC wall plug and lithium polymer battery

Price: $649.99 (base price)

Gateway M6889u laptop review

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With performance comes responsibility and the Gateway M6889u is a laptop made just for that. With features assembled to give a magnified performance over its peers, this new laptop from the giant is also embedded with responsible, reliable and durable software. The model not only looks good but performs better and is the best in its class. It is friend of media freaks as well as office users too.

The Gateway M6889u is powered by Intel’s core 2 Duo processor with a 2MB L2 cache. This high performance processor not only magnifies the speed and power but is supported by Intel’s 965 chipset which adds more flexibility to the system. The media and graphics are accelerated by Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 card with 384 MB of dynamic memory. The whole system is run by genuine Windows Vista home edition with windows defender, parental controls and media center. All these added to the 3GB DDR 2 RAM undoubtedly makes the machine numero-uno in every countable sense. It is also supported by a 320 GB 5400 rpm hard drive which makes the machine a perfect media gadget.

The 15.4 ” widescreen ultra bright 1280 x 800 resolution screen not only adds a classic glamour to the already gorgeous metallic finish but also makes everything better just over the lap. To add extra flexibility and many more, the Gateway M6889u has 6 USB ports. It also comes with many external ports like PS/2, RJ-45 and many more.

The Gateway M6889u is really a machine high above all. With such distinguish features; it is sure to dominate the market for days to come. It comes with a built in modem, a 5-in-1 media card reader, a 10/100 Ethernet LAN, 802.11 protocol Wi-Fi, a 1.3 mega pixel web camera, Express card expansion slot, an 8x dual layer DVD writer with label flash technology and many more. If these are not enough, the system is provided with a high performance 6 cell Lithium battery with a back up of 49 hours.

Specifications of the Gateway M6889u

Operating system: It is run by 32 bit genuine Windows Vista home edition.

L2 cache: 3MB L2 which is shared with the primary memory.

Hard drive: 320 GB SATA with 5400rpm.

Dimensions: 38mm x 356mm x 254mm

Weight: 2.85 kg.

Enclosure: Full aluminum body with metallic finish and brush metallic keyboard

HDMI interface: HDMI version 1.2

Expansion slot: Express card

Bus: System bus is of 1066MHz.

Multimedia buttons: Metal precision touch

Processor: Intel’s core 2 duo with clock frequency of 2GHz supported by Intel’s 965 chipset for adding flexibility

Primary memory: 3GB of DDR2 RAM which is expandable up to 8GB.

Graphics: It comes with Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator with 384 MB of dynamic video memory, which is shared with the main memory.

Optical drive: 8x dual layer DVD writer with label flash technology.

Video: There is built in1.3 mega pixel camera, mini display port with support for VGA, DVI and dual link DVI.

Display: 15.4 inch ultra bright LED display with 1280 x 800 resolutions.

USB: 6 USB 2.0 ports supporting a data transfer rate of 480Mbps.

Networking: 10/100 Ethernet card from Gigabyte.

Audio: The system comes with a built in high performance audio system.

Wireless: Integrated 802.11 wireless network, Bluetooth 2.1 and EDR (enhanced data rate) module

Hardware accessories: 60w power adapter, power cord, AC wall plug and lithium polymer battery

Warranty: The Gateway M6889u comes with 1 year warranty and 90 days telephonic support. However by purchasing the suitable warranty extension plan, one can extend his service and increase his support period up to three years.

Summary: The Gateway M6889u is a perfect combination of fun and tools and is ideally suited for media freaks as well as office and business class people.

MSRP: $649.99 (base price)

Gateway M6887u Laptop Review

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The all-new Gateway M6887u laptop is no less than a dream-turned-realty. With such high class features embedded in a sleeky looking laptop, everything makes us feel in a different world altogether. From screen to power, from battery to memory, you name it and it has the best of it. A perfect for office users and media freaks, this latest from the giant in this field is sure to hit the market like anything. It makes us watch movies, enjoy mobile freedom, engage in chats and many more.

The Gateway M6887u comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, which not only magnifies the speed, but also takes power to a new level. It is supported by the laptops’ mobile GM 965 express chipset that in turn is attached with the Intel’s GMA 3100 series graphics accelerator. It gives sharper images and higher performance along with dynamic video memory. To add, also improves graphics while saving power at the same time. The Gateway M6887u runs on genuine Windows Vista home edition with windows defender, media center and parental controls. Now, to add memory to enhance the speed and reliability, we have a 3GB DDR2 RAM which is expandable up to 12GB and in turn supported by a 320 GB hard drive which makes movies reach a new dimension.

The Gateway M6887u is a many in one laptop with the best of the best features assembled in a single place. It comes with a 15.4 ultra bright 1280 x 800 resolution TFT screen which makes everything possible just over the lap. To add anything extra for mobility and durability, the system has 6 USB ports. In addition to the numeric keyboard, the machine also has multimedia buttons and touch buttons. It also comes with numerous external ports like PS/2, RJ-45 and many more.

The Gateway M6887u comes with a built in modem to make us connect everywhere at one go. To add, it ahs a 1.3 mega pixel web camera, integrated 802.11 wireless network, a 5-in-1 media card reader, a Kensington lock slot for added security, Norton security trial pack, a 24x DVD burner with label flash technology.

Once you buy the Gateway M6887u, you also get a Microsoft Office 2007 pack for home and official purposes.

Specifications of the Gateway M6887u

L2 cache: 3MB, which is shared with the primary memory

Bus: System bus is of 1066MHz

Primary memory: 3GB of DDR3 SDRAM, which is expandable up to 8GB

Graphics: Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator with 1GB of DDR3 SDRAM which is shared with the main memory.

Optical drive: 24x DVD writer with label flash technology

Operating system: It is run by genuine Windows Vista Home Edition

Processor: Intel’s Core2Duo with clock frequency of 2GHz supported by Intel’s 965 chipset

Hard drive: 320 GB SATA with 7200rpm

Enclosure: Full aluminum body with metallic finish

Video: There is built in 1.3-mega pixel camera, mini display port with support for VGA, DVI and dual link DVI.

Display: 15.4-inch ultra bright LED display with 1280 x 800 resolutions.

USB: 6 USB 2.0 ports supporting a data transfer rate of 480Mbps.

Networking: 10/100 Ethernet card from Gigabyte.

Audio: The system comes with a built in high performance audio system.

Wireless: Integrated 802.11 wireless network, Bluetooth 2.1 and EDR (enhanced data rate) module

Hardware accessories: 60w power adapter, power cord, AC wall plug and lithium polymer battery

Warranty: The Gateway M6887u comes with 1 year warranty and 90 days telephonic support. However by purchasing the suitable warranty extension plan, one can extend his service and increase his support period up to three years.

Summary: The Gateway M6887 is undoubtedly a high-end laptop embedded with features sufficient enough to suit everyone’s needs. With a good battery back up and excellent graphical feature, it is sure to catch everybody’s attention.

Gateway UC7308u Laptop Review: Extreme Style & Performance

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The Gateway UC7308u is a laptop with extreme style and performance. This high power and lightweight laptop from the giant in this field is studded with an array of excellent features and therefore gives better than the best performance. With a highly furnished moonstone design complemented by round touchpad, you get some of the most extravagant features in the Gateway UC 7308u.

Gateway UC 7308u is powered by Intel’s Dual core processor, which is the fastest in its class, to provide durability, reliability and ample performance. The power is given life by the genuine Windows Vista home edition operating system bringing even greater reliability, performance and security. It is somehow much more than an operating system as because it not only intermediates the device but also has features like Windows Defender, Media Center and Parental Control. Now, to add speed, we have the 3GB DDR 2 RAM, which is expandable up to 8GB. And there is more, much more with the 250GB hard drive where music and media becomes inseparable.

The Gateway UC 7308u comes with a 13.3″ ultra bright 1280×800 resolution TFT LCD screen, which just adds more and more glamour to the system. Apart from these, a 1.3-megapixel web camera and the HDMI feature made entertainment reach a new horizon. With 6 USB ports and innumerable external slots like RJ-45 and PS/2, mobility has increased many folds in this model. The Gateway UC 7308u has also got an ExpressCard which not only adds durability and reliability, but also flexibility of PC cards at a fraction of the original size.

For the office users, the laptop has even more than its peers. It comes with Microsoft Office 2007 and is supported by Kensington Lock slot, which adds extra security to the machine. It also has an integrated wireless feature.

The Gateway UC 7308u has an in built modem just to make you reach everywhere at a click of the button and comes with it are a 24x optical DVD writer with dual layer protection and a 4-in-1 media card reader to make datas reach your home at an instant.  And also to add, the great looks it flaunts is just another feature it has. The model also comes with a high performance Lithium Ion battery, which allows it to work for over 2 hours and thirty minutes on full load.

With such extreme features, there is no doubt that Gateway UC 7308u is the laptop that can cover all your requirements.

Specifications of Gateway UC 7308u:

Enclosure: Full aluminum body with metallic finish

Processor: Intel’s Dual core with clock frequency of 2GHz

Operating system: Genuine Windows Vista Home Edition

L2 cache: 3MB, which is shared with the primary memory.

Bus: System bus is of 1066MHz

Hard drive: 250GB SATA with 7200rpm

Primary memory: 3GB of DDR2 RAM which is expandable up to 8GB

Graphics: Intel’s GMA card and 1GB MB of DDR3 SDRAM which is shared with the main memory with a 4-in-1 media card

Optical drive: 24x DVD writer with Dual layer technology

Video: There is a built in 1.3 mega pixel camera, mini display port with support for VGA, DVI and dual link DVI

Display: 13.3 inch LED display with 1280×800 resolutions

USB: 6 USB 2.0 ports supporting a data transfer rate of 480Mbps

Networking: 10/100 Ethernet card from Gigabyte

Audio: There is a built in audio system and Omni directional microphone which is combined with analog line in/digital input and analog line out/digital output

Wireless: There is support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and EDR

Hardware accessories: 60w power adapter, power cord, AC wall plug and lithium polymer battery

Warranty: The Gateway UC 7308u comes with a warranty of 1 year on parts and labor. The warranty can be further extended depending on the scheme chosen for the same.

MSRP: 799.99 (base price)

Gateway UC7807u Review: Laptop with power & style

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The all new Gateway UC 7807u, laptop with power & style, is all experience rather than an inspiration. It is performance over words and style over build. Feeling the power and expressing the style, this is what Gateway UC 7807u is all about! Loaded with best of the best features just to provide you the best, this stunning new laptop from the giant has earned quite a niche for itself. The Gateway UC 7807u not only enables you to move quickly, but also to shrink the world at your doorstep.

The Gateway UC 7807u comes with Intel’s Core 2 Duo processor and supported by the Centrino 2 technology, giving more power and speed to accomplish the task. The Centrino provides faster and faster performance for multimedia and multitasking complemented by a greater wireless range and exceptional battery life. However, one thing, which really makes the difference, is the genuine Windows Vista Home edition, making reliability, security and performance com together in a single place. Multimedia is made possible by Intel’s GMA 4500 series graphics card which not only gives 1GB of dynamic video memory, but also saves power thereby increasing graphics performance. With an in-built RAM size of 3GB, everything has got just faster and with a 250GB hard drive, you always have rooms for movies, music and more.

And if these are not enough, we have more and more for you. The Gateway UC 7807u comes with a 13.3″ ultra bright 1280×800 resolution LCD screen. There are 6 USB ports to enable you to make it more reachable and mobile. Provisions for adding communications, memory, security features and multimedia are contracted to a single ExpressCard, which provides durability, reliability and expansion flexibility at a much smaller size. The Gateway UC 7807u also comes with a 4-in-1 media card reader deleting the hassles of cords and wires. It reads memory cards for camcorders, digital cameras, MS, MMC and SD cards. Attached is a 1.3 mega pixel web camera to make you reach everywhere and enabled is the finest HDMI interface to let it redefine entertainment.

The Gateway UC 7807u comes with many external ports like RJ-45, PS/2 and USB. These are nothing but to provide optional services to the user. It also comes with a built in modem and is also Wi-Fi enabled. It also flaunts a beautiful and decent look making every customer reach up to it. And the metallic furnishing all over its body just magnifies the glamour.

So, buy Gateway UC 7807u today and get a laptop with power and style!

Specifications of the Gateway UC 7807u:

Enclosure: Full aluminum body with metallic finish

Processor: Intel’s core 2 duo supported by Intel’s Centrino 2 with clock frequency of 2.8GHz

L2 cache: 3MB which is shared with the primary memory

Bus: System bus is of 1066MHz

Hard drive: 250GB SATA with 5400rpm

Primary memory: 3GB of DDR3 SDRAM, which is expandable up to 8GB

Graphics: The Gateway UC 7807u is supported by Intel’s GMA 4500 series graphics card and has a 1GB of dynamic memory.

Optical drive: 24x DVD writer

Video: There is built in 1.3 mega pixel camera, mini display port with support for VGA, DVI and dual link DVI.

Display: 13.3-inch LED display with 1280 x 800 resolutions.

USB: 6 USB 2.0 ports supporting a data transfer rate of 480Mbps.

Networking: 10/100 Ethernet card from Gigabyte.

Audio: There is a built in audio system and Omni directional microphone which is combined with analog line in/digital input and analog line out/digital output.

Wireless: There are features for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and EDR.

Hardware accessories: 60w power adapter, power cord, AC wall plug and lithium polymer battery

Warranty: The Gateway UC7807 comes with a 1 year limited warranty on parts and labor, which can be further extended depending on the chosen scheme for extension of the same.

MSRP: $749 (base price)

Gateway M-6885u Review: Chatting with crimson red laptop

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Enjoy mobile liberty, watch the movies and engage in chatting as well as more with Gateway M-6885u crimson red laptop. Using the improved Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 as well as an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor1, you will obtain more done in very less time. Keeping amused on the go has never ever been easier, particularly with vibrant 15.4″ Ultra bright widescreen display in addition to accelerated graphics. The crimson red Gateway M-6885u processor is obtainable at selected retailers.

It is time for the Genuine Windows Vista, with Service Pack 1 edition bringing even better security, dependability and performance. In addition:

  • Windows Defender: Assist protect against the spyware plus other unwanted software.
  • Media Center: You could hear to your preferred music plus share the photos. Add a television tuner2 (standard on some systems) as well as watch live in addition to the recorded television.
  • Parental Controls: Facilitate ensure that kids are using the laptop appropriately, whilst helping to maintain them secure online.

Build & Design

The Gateway inFuse treatment seals premium-color finish of the M Series laptops in smooth, ongoing gloss which adds style and luster. Select your color and keep your color. Experience the liberty that wireless has to proffer, comprising the time-tested 802.11b as well as more superior 802.11g protocols, however also coming 802.11n standard.

Web camera

Take photos of yourself for your site or send the video “hello” around the miles. Plus, shoot as well as store video and photos.

Express Card Expandability

Add communications, memory, multimedia and safety features with easiness with the Express Card and obtain the reliability, toughness and growth flexibility of laptop Cards, however at half the size.

This system has Mobile Intel GM965 Express chipset along with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, giving sharper images as well as higher performance on demanding applications of at the moment and tomorrow. This system is equipped with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 series that adds response-boosting vibrant video memory. Hardware based, it develops graphics performance whilst saving power.

Display – 15.4″ Ultra bright WXGA TFT

njoy the games at Gateway M-6885u laptop, movies plus more in widescreen magnificence with this system’s 15.4″ Ultra bright WXGA TFT display, with the 1280 x 800 resolution.

Memory

Memory facilitates your laptop run faster. The 3GB standard you obtain here denotes you will glide during manifold RAM-thirsty programs as well as achieve more and more easily as well as more frequently

Multimedia Buttons

Get fast access to your music and movies with sleek and brushed-metal disc control panel, attributing precision-touch buttons as well as touch-sensitive volume.

The Kensington lock slot allows you attach a safety cable to facilitate keep your new Gateway laptop secure and sound when you are at school, coffeehouse, or a conference room, or the airport lobby or any other open place where you require keeping connected.

Norton Security Trial

You acquire a 60-day tryout of Norton’s new solution for antispyware, antivirus, anti phishing, website verification and a lot more.

Specifications of Gateway M-6885u

Processor – Intel Core Duo Processor1 T5750 (2.00GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 667MHz FSB)

Operating System – Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit) along with the Service Pack

Memory – 3072MB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Display – 15.4″ WXGA Ultra bright TFT Active Matrix (1280 x 800 maximum resolutions)

Hard Drive – 320GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive

Battery – 6 Cell Lithium Ion 48.84 Whr

Dimensions – 17″ (H) x 13″ (W) x 6″ (D)

Pros

Add communications, memory, multimedia and safety features with easiness with the Express Card and obtain the reliability, toughness and growth flexibility of laptop Cards, however at half the size.

Cons

Below-average battery life & Keyboard has some flex

MSRP: $649.99

Gateway MD7801u Review: Perfect laptop at affordable rate

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It can be slightly misleading for calling the all new Gateway MD7801u, a perfect laptop at affordable rate, to be a budget version of MC7803u, even though both of them are priced below $1,000. Both their frames have been designed beautifully, supplemented with ample features and offer satisfactory performance. Although the more recent MD7801 lacks some features, the lowered price makes it an adequate choice for you.

Build & Design

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Gateway MD7801u has been designed using automobile styling. Its shiny black lid has been accented with steel strip, which runs straight down the middle, making your notebook look classy. Acer Aspire 6930G-6723, available at a similar range, has a basic design and an unembellished glossy cover. The Gateway MD7801u weighs 6.7 pounds, which is exactly a pound less than its predecessor is. The reason behind this lightness is twofold: The 15.6″ widescreen is quite small when compared to 16-inch display of MC7803u, and the edge-to-edge glass screen in the latter’s case weighs it down.

Screen

Although the screen in MD7801u lacks the clean glass look, the size and brightness available are perfect for every multimedia enthusiast. The 1366×768 resolution of the laptop is consistent with 16:9 aspect ratio, which is quite common in most latest consumer HDTVs.

Keyboard & Touchpad

Gateway MD7801u is without the illuminated keyboard of MC7803u. Although this doesn’t put a blemish on the model, its presence comes in handy during flights and poorly-lit rooms. Its full-size keyboard is very much similar to the one in Dell 16. The keys have been packed together and grooves in between them are less discernable than most other popular models in the market today.

Performance & Benchmarks

In terms of features, Gateway MD7801u forgoes the flash for substance. It has a 500 GB hard drive, which is great when you consider the price of the entire package. The hard drive is bigger than the ones in Gateway MC7803u and 6930G from Acer (both 320 GB). Apart from a FireWire port, each and every imperative standard features are available in MD7801u. The model is provided with 4 USB ports, latest Wi-Fi 802.11 draft-n chip from Intel, ExpressCard slot and 6-in-1 card reader. HDMI port, which is tough to find in $800 laptops, is sported in this affordable model from Gateway.

The 2.0-GHz T6400 Core2Duo processor from Intel incorporated in the Gateway MD7801u operates significantly faster than the one in MC7803u (T5800) and works more than adequately for average users. When it is paired with 4 GB of memory, the processor can tackle jobs from basic processing of Word to advanced image rendering and video editing. What you will not find in the model is a discrete Graphics Card, which is a must for most 3D-intensive applications and hardcore games. Integrated platform from Intel has been used in MD7801.

When it comes to working on applications like CineBench R10, Photoshop CS4 test and video encoding, Gateway MD7801u scores more impressively than its MC7803u model and Acer 6930G. 3D performance of the model is a complete different story, as the integrated chipset of Intel in MD7801u is better equipped for tackling online games similar to WoW (World of Warcraft).

Battery Life

Battery Life of the model is where Gateway MD7801u holds an edge over its predecessor. With 4 hours 17 minutes, MC7801u completely overpowers MD7803, which only delivers 2 hours 47 minutes after being unplugged and put on full load.

Gateway MD7801u has left out some extra features that made MC7803u attractive, which include the glass screen, discrete graphics and illuminated keyboard. However, in return, it provides you with a better processor, bigger hard drive and an excellent battery life. In the end, the decision comes down to how much you are willing to pay for your laptop.

Specifications of Gateway MD7801u

Processor: Core2Duo, T6400 2-GHz Mobile Processor from Intel (800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 Cache)

OS: Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition with SP12 (64-bit)

Memory: 4-GB 667 MHz DDR2

Display: 15.6-inch WXGA Ultra Bright (1366×768)

Hard drive: 500 GB SATA 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: 8x Dual Layer, Multi-Format DVDRW & DVD-RAM

Battery: 8-Cell Lithium Ion 48.24Wh

Weight: 11.1 lbs (With box)

Dimensions: 13in x 17in x 6in

Pros: Brilliant Design, Good mix of components, great battery life and big hard drive

Cons: Weak Speakers and lacks several standard features like illuminated keyboard, Firewire Port & Bluetooth

MSRP: $699 (Base Price)